[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #1)

Welp, March is here. Which means in 2018 alone, we’ve already thrown at least 50 new indie jams your way. And what do ya know, today we’ve got 8 more to add to your musical world. You’re welcome.
’Lunablind
Before We Leave’
’Sales
Off and On’
’Lucy Lu
Golden Prairie’
’Ashton York
L.A.’
’Alex Bay
New America’
’Jessica Walters
The Rip (MIST EP)’
’Nzola
Rise’
’Elsmore Carey
Come On Love’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (February 2018 Round #4)

Routine. Love it or hate it. But when there’s a brand new Indie Dojo waiting for you every Tuesday, how can you possibly hate it.
’Mipso
People Change’
’Boniface
Again & Again’
’Steve Benjamin
Loverboy’
’Harry Pane
Beautiful Life’
’All The Luck In The World – Contrails’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 105: Eclectic Selections

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode 105: Eclectic Selections

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This week’s episode featured some serious ketchup across a wide range of sub-genres in indie, hip-hop and house. Highlights include Beach House‘s flawless latest single, Paul Cherry‘s slacker pop, MGMT‘s synthpop anthem “Little Dark Age,” Makeness‘ genre-defying jam, SOB x RBE’s relentless hyphy flows and Crackazat’s jazzy house monster.

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#TMNMailbag #4: Sam Eagle – 15/8

Sam Eagle
15/8

This is actually the second time 18-year-old Sam Eagle has submitted music to the #TMNMailbag. This time, it stuck with me.

While I believe that he would benefit from a little refinement with his recording, mixing, and mastering, there’s something inherently charming about this Essex-based act. He’s lyrically adept, weaving in engaging storytelling through unique instrumentation. He goes well beyond “the guy with the guitar” stereotype, offering up playful, yet simplistic percussion work and intriguing song structures.

“15/8” has me head over heels, to be perfectly honest. And, we’re not alone. He recently got love from Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist, and got some love from BBC 6Music and XFM. You’re catching on before almost anyone else, as this up-and-comer only has 50 soundcloud followers. Give him a follow, sit back, and enjoy the ride.

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#TMNMailbag #3: Flower Cult – Violet

Flower-Cult
Violet

Hailing from the Pelican State, Flower Cult is our latest addition to our #TMNMailbag series. Consisting of Dave Fol and Chandler Young, two producers from the pop/soul 5-piece OK Music, this developing act is following down a road of personal inspirations like Wilco, Yo La Tengo, and Local Natives.

It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with “Violet.” The calming and intriguing vocal harmony was the first thing that piqued my interest, calling on associations of TV On The Radio. Coupled with ethereal guitar work, smooth bassline, and a pronounced kick drum, it wound up hooking me in for the long haul.

With less than 50 Soundcloud followers, you’re coming in at ground level. Enjoy the ride as they continue to pick up steam.

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[Dream-Pop/Indie] Mt. Si – 911 EP

Throughout every corner of music, “supergroups” are all too often hyped to an unthinkable degree; resulting in music that sounds forced together failing to live up to lofty expectations. Such is nowhere near the case for electronic-pop project Mt. Si, who have been quietly authoring an excellent palate of sonic expressions.

Mt. Si is the tasteful union between friends Michael David of Classixx, Jesse Kivel of Kisses and Sarah Chernoff formerly of Superhumanoids now creating music as a solo artist. The trio first began collaborating during recording sessions from Classixx’ excellent LP Hanging Gardens, and discovered together they wielded quite the creative chemistry. Their latest release, the 911 EP, a follow up to their Limits EP in 2016, recently saw release via Cascine and features three new tracks from the group.

Mt. Si’s 911 EP follows the group’s blueprint, which is the effortless ability to brush pop sensibilities into a dreamy brand of low-key dance music.  Title track “911” is an addictive electronic gem featuring Chernoff’s weightless vocals vaulted against a bed of alto-saxophone, gentle harmonies, and rolling percussion. B-side “Annie” is another earworm of a pop diamond that excellently rounds out the EP after the Reed Mix of “911” has run its course. Perhaps the term side project will gradually be taking a backseat behind releases like this from Mt. Si, and you can be sure that we’ll keep you in the loop until then.

’911’
’911 (Reed Mix)’
’Annie’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (February 2017 Round #3)

So here we are. Another Tuesday, another talent-rich indie dojo at your fingertips. At this point, we should probably just change Tuesday’s name to TUNESday. It kinda has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
’Oli Hannaford – Berry Gin’
’Stables – Dandelions & Daisies’
’smalltalk –
wait’

’Feelds
Golden’
’Matt Van – seeds of discord.’
’Nic. – “Eyes of Gold”‘
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